Open File Dialog Box

TestStand 2017 Help

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 370052W-01

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TestStand launches the Open File dialog box when TestStand requires you to specify the name and location of a file, such as selecting File»Open.

The Open File dialog box contains the following options:

  • Directory History—A list of directories in which files were previously opened from.
  • Look In—The name of the current directory. The list control displays the contents of the current directory.
  • File Name—The name of the file to select.
  • Files of Type—The file types to display in the list control that displays the contents of the current directory.
  • Use Absolute Path—When you enable this option, TestStand includes the absolute path for the selected file.

An Open File dialog box launches when you click the Browse for VI button on the LabVIEW Module tab of the Step Settings pane in the TestStand Sequence Editor or in the Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box in a TestStand User Interface. TestStand then launches additional file selection dialog boxes depending on the type of LabVIEW file you open, as the following table describes.

LabVIEW File Type TestStand Behavior
LabVIEW library (.llb) Browses into the library and launches the Select a VI dialog box, in which you can select a VI the library contains.
LabVIEW packed project library (.lvlibp) Displays the content of the packed project library file and launches the Select a VI from a LabVIEW Packed Project Library dialog box, in which you can select a VI the packed project library exports to open.

See Also

Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box

LabVIEW Module Tab

Select a VI dialog box

Select a VI from a LabVIEW Packed Project Library dialog box

Step Settings Pane

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